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02/01/23
« on: Monday, 02 January, 2023 @ 03:18:32 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9135 GBP
1 €UR = $1.0986 USD
£1 GBP = 1.0947 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9102 €UR

Based on Alpha Bank exchange rates, these are widely used by exchange agencies in Greece.
Other banks likely to offer a different rate which may be marginally higher or lower.
Banks and foreign exchange offices normally charge standard 2% commission.
You may get a better rate changing your holiday money in advance at e.g the
Post Office.
NB: some f-ex agencies advertise "No Commission".
Invariably, they deduct commission before they (don't) advertise the rate.
Foreign exchange offices are businesses, not charities.


Ten day weather forecast for Kefalonia:
This is an overall forecast, due to the mountainous terrain the weather can be very localised.
Updated forecast @
weather.com

Day, Date   Hi°/Lo°   Wind sp   Wet   Forecast
Mon 02/01   17°/12°   07 km/h   08%   Sunny
Tue 03/01   17°/12°   15 km/h   12%   Sun & cloud
Wed 04/01   17°/12°   12 km/h   10%   Sun & cloud
Thu 05/01   17°/12°   14 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Fri 06/01   17°/12°   15 km/h   12%   Sun & cloud
Sat 07/01   17°/11°   10 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Sun 08/01   17°/11°   10 km/h   45%   Showers possible
Mon 09/01   16°/11°   16 km/h   62%   Light rain probable
Tue 10/01   16°/12°   17 km/h   51%   Showers probable
Wed 11/01   16°/12°   22 km/h   31%   Showers possible

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Re: 02/01/23
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 02 January, 2023 @ 04:04:41 »
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Eighty-five new types of wasp among more than 351 species identified in 2022
Also discovered was a frog that grows to just eight millimetres in length

Eighty-five new types of wasps are among 351 new species discovered by scientists from the Natural History Museum in the past year.

As most animals on Earth are invertebrates - animals without a backbone - the researchers said it was not surprising that the majority of new species identified this year fall into the wasp category.

The discoveries included some 84 species of beetle, 34 species of moths, 23 species of moss animals - also known as bryozoans - and 13 species of trematode worms.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/wasps-new-species-discovered-b2253474.html

"a frog that grows to just eight millimetres in length" - that's about the same length as a ladybird:



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Re: 02/01/23
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 02 January, 2023 @ 04:07:44 »
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More than third of UK adults would struggle to find extra £20
Citizens Advice poll finds 37% said monthly increase would be difficult or impossible as people resort to eating cold meals

Polling for Citizens Advice found that 37% of adults would struggle to find an extra £20, with 25% saying they would find it “somewhat difficult”, while 7% said it would be very “very difficult,” and 4% “impossible.”

This echoes findings by StepChange, the UK’s largest debt advice charity, which told the Guardian that more people were using candles or not putting the cooker on “because they’re scared of the bills”.
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2023/jan/02/more-than-third-of-uk-adults-would-struggle-to-find-extra-20

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Re: 02/01/23
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 02 January, 2023 @ 04:55:44 »
   

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Kiwi shoe polish to disappear as UK no longer cares about shiny shoes
The former family staple is being withdrawn by its manufacturer as so many people are now working from home or wearing trainers

It was once the staple of any family utility room, ready to be deployed on a Sunday evening before the weekly return to school or the office.

But Kiwi shoe polish, once a household name, is soon to be a thing of the past, after the manufacturer decided to stop selling the product in the UK.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/01/01/kiwi-shoe-polish-disappear-uk-no-longer-cares-shiny-shoes/

Cherry Blossom still made in the UK, near Chesterfield.


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Re: 02/01/23
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 02 January, 2023 @ 15:16:45 »
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Baby’s body found in dam; mother arrested

A woman has been arrested in northern Greece after her 11-month-old daughter was found dead in an irrigation dam, police said Monday.

The 29-year-old suspect, whose name wasn’t provided by authorities, is due to appear before a public prosecutor later Monday to face murder charges. Police rescuers found the baby’s body in the Aliakmonas Dam, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) north of Athens.

Police said the suspect had received psychiatric treatment at a public hospital in the past and that the girl’s disappearance had been reported by relatives.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1201409/babys-body-found-in-dam-mother-arrested/

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Re: 02/01/23
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 02 January, 2023 @ 15:18:17 »
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Winter sales to start on Jan 9

The 2023 winter sales will begin across Greece on January 9 and will run through February 28.

Meanwhile, according to government regulations, shops will be open on the following Sundays in 2023: 

January 15 
April 9
July 16
December 24 
December 31.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1201404/winter-sales-to-start-on-jan-9/

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Re: 02/01/23
« Reply #6 on: Monday, 02 January, 2023 @ 15:25:22 »
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‘My heart beats up here’: Greece’s nomadic herders on life in the hills – a photo essay

For hundreds of years the Vlach herders in Greece and the Balkans have moved livestock to high mountain pastures for the summer months. But their numbers are dwindling as their arduous existence is threatened by soaring costs and a lack of state support
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jan/02/greece-nomadic-herders-life-in-the-hill-photo-essay

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Re: 02/01/23
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 03 January, 2023 @ 18:03:50 »
   

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Kiwi shoe polish to disappear as UK no longer cares about shiny shoes
The former family staple is being withdrawn by its manufacturer as so many people are now working from home or wearing trainers

It was once the staple of any family utility room, ready to be deployed on a Sunday evening before the weekly return to school or the office.

But Kiwi shoe polish, once a household name, is soon to be a thing of the past, after the manufacturer decided to stop selling the product in the UK.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/01/01/kiwi-shoe-polish-disappear-uk-no-longer-cares-shiny-shoes/

Cherry Blossom still made in the UK, near Chesterfield.


Never knew that Maik.Do you know where exactly?

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Re: 02/01/23
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, 03 January, 2023 @ 19:03:06 »
Alfreton from around 1994 then from 2019 a new build next to the M1 on junction 29a at Markham Vale: Cherry Blossom